A lot of people each year are getting this disease, hope they get something soon.

SOURCE: Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Inc.

June 25, 2012 00:21 ET

From the Hands of Angels: Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Inc.

An End to Amyothrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)?

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Jun 25, 2012) - When it comes to disease, few are crueler than ALS. Approximately 5,600 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with ALS each year. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. The life expectancy is 2-5 years from the time of diagnosis. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. Most ALS patients expire from suffocation while suffering no cognitive depreciation.